Fire crews called to deal with tractor fire in Cornwall

Fire crews in Bude, Cornwall, were called to the scene of a tractor fire on Saturday (September 12).

Two pumps were sent out to tackle the blazing tractor.

Image source: Bude Community Fire Station

A spokesperson from Bude Community Fire Station said: “On arrival, crews found the tractor to be well alight.

“Two firefighters in breathing apparatus used two hose reels to bring it under control.”

Fire kills 6,000 chickens

In another fire-related story from the weekend, around 6,000 chickens have been killed in an overnight fire at a farm in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said the blaze ripped through a large farm shed on the Crosscavanagh Road in Dungannon on Sunday night (September 13).

Firefighters brought the fire under control using eight fire appliances and six crews. It took crews almost four hours to deal with the ignition, the NIFRS said.

A spokesperson for the NIFRS added: “At 10:37pm on Sunday, firefighters were called to a fire involving a large farm shed.”

Eight appliances from Dungannon Fire Station, Pomeroy Fire Station, Cookstown Fire Station, Portadown Fire Station, Lisburn Fire Station and Dungiven Fire Station attended the incident including an aerial appliance, a water tanker and a command support unit.

“Firefighters worked hard in challenging conditions to prevent the fire spreading and used three jets to extinguish the blaze. Approximately 6,000 chickens were killed in the incident.

“The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition and the incident was dealt with by 2:33am on Monday, September 14.”